The Baras Foundation
Partner with us to foster change in the life of a child. Lonely, neglected and abused children in our community need you. Help us meet their needs.
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Where We Are Located
The Baras Foundation Non-Profit Thrift Shop is located at the intersection of Normal Street and University Avenue 1 ½ blocks West of Park Blvd. 1455 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 619-291-4357
Open 9:30am until 8:30pm Seven Days a week Donations accepted 10:00am to 7:30pm We close only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.read more
In 1978 the Baras Foundation first responded to the needs of children. The Baras Foundation was founded as a public benefit non-profit foundation with Federal 501(c)(3) status. Since then, the foundation has helped lonely, scared and depressed children with the 291-KIDS telephone call-in story line. Receiving as many as 31,000 calls a month, the project needed to expand to meet increasing demand.
In October of 1993, the Foundation opened the first of nine non-profit thrift stores at 1455 University in Hillcrest. For over 35-years we’ve been helping area children to become more self-reliant, happy, confident youngsters. To continue, we need your help. We depend on donation of your clean, useable, working items.
Furniture, used clothing, housewares, small appliances, toys, books, jewelry, clothing accessories, computers, electronics, glassware, kitchen ware, collectibles, artwork, linens, games, tools, chairs, tables, bicycles, draperies, rugs, towels, belts, shoes, ties, hats, lamps, etc. All donations are tax-deductible. We even accept cars, motorhomes, trucks, and boats.read more
Write to us:
PO BOX 3189
San Diego, CA 92163
Phone the foundation offices: 619-291-5252